Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

Art. Franciful grouping of animal and plant forms, or flat ornamentation employing the interlaced lines of Arabian architecture.

Part of speech: adjective


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Usage examples "arabesque":

  1. This was a large room, with a splendidly inlaid and polished floor, the walls covered with crimson satin, the cornices heavily incrusted with gold, and the ceiling beautifully painted in arabesque. - "Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, v1", Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Edition: 10 Language: English.
  2. But this attempt at Goldsmith's manner followed a long time after I tried to write in the style of Edgar A. Poe, as I knew it from his 'Tales of the Grotesque erred Arabesque. - "Literature and Life", William Dean Howells.
  3. A note would shimmer into existence from some undefined starting point, then glide through the scale via a subtle arabesque as he stretched the playing string diagonally against a fret, manipulating its tension. - "The Moghul", Thomas Hoover.